At only 26 years old, Cassie (Sadowitz) McBride became the youngest attorney to serve as general counsel for a professional football team. Now in her seventh season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cassie has responsibility for the team’s legal operations and manages transactions, risk management, and compliance for the team and affiliate ventures. Together with the team’s chief legal officer, Cassie has established a dynamic legal department that embraces the millennial culture and was recognized by the The Daily Business Review as the 2016 Rising Star Award recipient.
In her role, Cassie oversees the day-to-day matters in the areas of labor and employment, litigation, privacy, workers compensation, compliance and risk management for the Jaguars, Bold Events (an entertainment company that operates the Daily’s Place amphitheater), All Elite Wrestling (a pro wrestling startup that launched in January 2019), and TruMedia Networks (a scouting analytics technology company). Cassie also assisted with the formation of Union Jax and the Union Jax Foundation, the Jaguars’ London-based branches of the franchise that supports the growth of American football on a global scale in partnership with the NFL.
Prior to joining the Jaguars, Cassie worked as Associate Counsel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and began her legal career as an intern with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In addition to her legal career, Cassie has 10+ years of media and technology experience, as she serves as Co-Founder and President of a web development and consulting agency, Spysie Tech.
Cassie received her JD from California Western School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and History/Political Science from Rutgers University. Cassie was named California Western’s Rising Star for 2018. She also was the founding chairperson of the social media subcommittee of Association of Corporate Counsel’s Sports & Entertainment Network. Cassie also serves as a founding member of the YMCA Blue Ridge Leaders’ School Tech Council, where she volunteers her time developing technology strategy and leadership curriculum for an annual teen leadership conference. In her free time, Cassie enjoys spending time with her husband Danny and their dog George.
To learn more, check out a recent interview by Allison Stewart of the Women in Law: On the Record podcast.